Characters tell your tale; if they are boring, flat, or common your story will be, too.
- Characters need personality (thus the designation character) and a name that will cause that your readers to remember and relate to them throughout the book.
a. The way your character dresses also adds personality and can make him/her very distinctive in the reader’s mind. A personal eccentricity or oddity or a mysterious quality is also a good personality trait.
b. Some sort of skill or power, a special experience, a history or past, humor or the lack thereof adds character.
c. These characteristics could also be mannerisms or physical traits. Examples: (more…)